I recently had the opportunity to visit with my parents in Tennessee. It was a fun trip and I always enjoy their hospitality. My mom is always prepared with special treats and snacks, and this time was no different. I could not get enough of her Ginger Snack Mix – so she sent some home with me AND shared her recipe. Thanks, Mom!
This is super easy to make – very similar to traditional Chex Mix, but with a huge twist. It has a fruity flavor due to the plethora of dried fruits, but is also balanced with a nice amount of ginger. My 3-year old LOVES this snack mix, and it is even a great idea to set out for company, bring to your next gathering, or even bag up as special treats for your friends and family. This Ginger Snack Mix also freezes well – for optimum freshness, about 4 months. I love making this up and storing it away for another day. It thaws quick, and admittedly I even love it a little frozen. 🙂
Ginger Snack MixDifficulty: Easy
My Ginger Snack Mix recipe is a great switch-up from your ordinary Chex or Snack Mix! This recipe is full of fruity flavors that is perfectly balanced with sweet ginger.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
6 cups of Rice Chex cereal
1 cup dried banana chips
1 cup unbalanced whole almonds
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried pineapple
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Grease a large roasting pan with cooking spray.
- Heat brown sugar, butter, honey, and ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat immediately. Cool slightly. You will still want this liquid warm, so do not let it sit too long.
- Add the Rice Chex cereal, banana chips, almonds, and coconut to the roasting pan. Thoroughly mix in the brown sugar mixture until evenly coated.
- Bake 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Place in a large bowl and gently stir in cranberries and pineapple. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for about 3 days.
- This snack mix freezes VERY well. Simply put the mixture into a freezer bag and seal tight for about 4 months.